Data protection information for whistleblower system Vispato


We handle your personal data carefully and conscientiously. We comply with statutory data protection regulations at national and European level when processing data.

Purpose of data processing, data categories:

We use the personal data that you provide to us via the Vispato whistleblowing system to follow up on your whistleblowing and to contact you. We process the personal data that you provide to us.

It is not necessary that you provide us with your personal data, you can also submit anonymous tips in the whistleblower:inside protection system.

Legal basis:

The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit c (compliance with a legal obligation) and Art. 9 (2) lit g GDPR (processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest). This applies within the scope of the HinweisgeberInnenschutzgesetz (HSchG) for whistleblowers, persons affected by information and persons affected by follow-up measures.


With regard to data processing, there is an order processing relationship with ACOmarket GmbH, Wollzeile 11/2. OG, 1010 Wien (

Your data will be processed by Vispato GmbH, Hansaallee 299, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany (sub-processor) on an internet-based platform for a whistleblower system.

Retention period:

The retention period is based on § 8 (11) of the HSchG, according to which personal data must be retained for five years from the last time it was processed or transmitted, and beyond that for as long as is necessary to carry out administrative or judicial proceedings that have already been initiated or investigative proceedings in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Your data protection rights according to GDPR:

Please be aware that you generally have rights to access, rectify and erase your personal data, to restrict its processing, to obtain it in a portable format, to withdraw your consent and to object to its processing. You may address enquiries and requests on this topic to

If we process your personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to, If data processing is based on the legitimate interests of FHV, you may object to this processing and include your reasons for the objection, however the lawfulness of data processing activity conducted prior to withdrawal or objection shall remain unaffected. If you believe data processing to be unlawful, we ask that you contact us by emailing Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

Data controller:

Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Campus V,
Hochschulstraße 1, 6850 Dornbirn,, +43 5572 792-0

Data protection officer:

Should you have any questions or comments in relation to data protection at FHV, our internal contact person – who can be reached by email at – will be happy to assist you.

This text is published in German and English. In case of ambiguities or disputes the German version shall be binding.